Support NZ U16 representative Benji Lowen compete at the ISA World Junior Surfing Competition

$8,205 of $8,000 goal
Given by 68 generous donors in 11 weeks

I appreciate any support that comes my way to help my journey to the ISA Junior World Surfing Championships in El Salvador.

Sumner, Christchurch

My name is Benji Lowen, I'm a 14 year old surfer from Christchurch, New Zealand. It was here I found my love of surfing and found myself in the water more than on land.

We moved to Australia a couple of years ago and have been living in a great surf spot called Emerald Beach in NSW. This is where you will find me checking the surf at the crack of dawn 7 days a week, surfing before and after school and surfing as much as I can at any opportunity I get.

In January I was lucky enough to fly home to New Zealand to compete in the New Zealand Surfing Nationals. At this event I managed to win the U16 National title and in doing so secure a spot on the NZ team. This team is representing NZ at the ISA World Junior Surfing Championships in El Salvador in May 2024.

I am so stoked for the opportunity to travel to El Salvador and have put this page together to help fundraise for the costs involved, which are estimated at around $10k -12K. The money raised will go towards the costs associated with travel, accomodation, coaches etc

As this trip is 100% self funded any support is greatly appreciated.

Kate Blair's involvement (page creator)

Benji is my son.

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Flights, accomodation, Coaches and Management costs, food, entry fees and uniform costs.

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Back in the motherland   28 April 2024

Well arrived back in NZ yesterday. Looking forward to joining the team tomorrow. Just wanted to thank everyone for all their support and generous donations over the last couple months. So very thankful 🙏

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Latest donations

Sj
Sj on 27 Apr 2024
Go Benji! 🙌
$50
Kate Blair

Thank you so very much for your kind donation and support x

Kate Blair
Manu
Manu on 17 Apr 2024
Go hard Benji from chch Tara whanau
$150
Kate Blair

Thank you so very much Schafers 🥰 so generous of you. Benji is super grateful ❤️ he can’t wait to go. So close now.

Kate Blair
Dean
Dean on 31 Mar 2024
$50
Kate Blair

Thank you so very much Dean for your support. Benji is very grateful. 🙏🏄🏼‍♂️❤️

Kate Blair
Lana
Lana on 29 Mar 2024
Go benji ❤️aaron and lana
$100
Kate Blair

Lockie and Lana thank you so much you legends! ❤️🥰🏄🏼‍♂️

Kate Blair
Renee
Renee on 28 Mar 2024
Good luck Benji!
$50
Kate Blair

🥰🙏 you the best. Thank you for your support and generosity Aunty Nee ❤️🏄🏼‍♂️

Kate Blair

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This campaign started on 11 Mar 2024 and ends on 11 Jun 2024.